Rankin & Bond Brass Foundry 1900, Launceston

Rankin & Bond Brass Foundry 1900, Launceston

Robin V.
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Built in 1900, a year after Rankin & Bond acquired the lot in1899, this building served as the main site for the Rankin & Bond Brass Foundries, established in the early 1880s. The company supplied fittings and equipment to numerous local businesses and industries including the Launceston Gas Works and the Electric Light Company. Extensions were added to the original building in the 1920s and 50s. Unfortunately due to cheap mass-produced imports, Rankin & Bond was rendered uncompetitive and this historic business closed in 2008, roughly 128 years after the company was founded at 130 Cimitiere Street, Launceston. Last Model Update: Bitmaps replaced with JPEG textures for faster loading. Modeling Time: 1 day #abandoned #australia #brass #brick #Cimitiere_Street #factory #forge #foundry #heritage #historic #industrial #Launceston #local_business #metals #smelter #Tasmania #Victorian
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